We’re hiring! Marine Acoustic Engineer

We are excited to announce a new opportunity for ambitious graduate in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, or a relevant field covering sensing and instrumentation, to fast-track their career development as a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Associate. The post-holder will lead development of an integrated system for marine mammal mitigation from offshore developments (e.g. windfarm, oil & gas, harbour construction, etc.) on marine mammals. This work will involve design, research into component selection and sourcing, requirements for operations in different jurisdictions, integrating the system components and instruments, and then testing and validating in the field. This project is a collaboration between OSC and the Environmental Research Institute (ERI), part of the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). This is a full-time, 30-month position, with a salary of £30,066 – £32,641 (£35,467 – £38,420 in exceptional circumstances). Candidates are expected to work in Dunbar, and also conduct offshore work as/when required for field trials.

Candidates should possess a Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, or a related discipline. A PhD is not essential for this post, but an awareness of research would be an advantage. Ideal candidates will have knowledge of, or interest in, marine science applications, and be able to demonstrate an awareness or willingness to learn about Passive Acoustic Monitoring systems. Additionally, candidates must be able to balance technical skills with commercial knowledge, work effectively with a range of academic and industry professionals, have excellent communication skills, and be able to work independently towards tight deadlines. The successful applicant will receive extensive training, valuable industry experience, and have access to a personal development budget of £5000. 

Additional details can be found here

Informal enquires can be made to Dr Benjamin Williamson, Lead Scientist for the ERI’s ‘Renewable Energy and the Environment’ research theme: benjamin.williamson@uhi.ac.uk or, Ms Sophie Cox: sc@osc.co.uk

Closing date Monday 6 December 2021. Interviews planned for week starting 13 December 2021.

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